Entry point of the Costa del Sol but totally different, Malaga is part of the most important city of Andalusia. Thanks to its international airport, it becomes more and more an important destination like Séville, Cordoue and Grenade. Its historical center deserves a stop with many points of interest like the Alcazaba (less impressive than the Alhambra de Grenade), the Roman amphitheater, the cathedral, the Gibralfaro castle and its little streets. The Malaga harbor has been beautifully restored and home many cruise ships (we can regret the lack of shade).
Even if Malaga is not the most famous seaside resort of Andalusia, there is a pleasant coast. On both sides of the port, the numerous beaches of Malaga extends on several kilometers. That of Malagueta is the most central and the most frequented. It is at the port level, east side. We also appreciate the beaches of El Palo and Pedregalejo, more authentic because bordered with old fishermen’s houses with excellent restaurants and tapas bars. However, they are a little bit far from the old city (you must take a bus).
East of Malaga, Nerja is the most pleasant seaside resort near Malaga. It has kept a lot of authenticity and its coastline is preserved. South, the beaches of Marbella are the most famous in summer (the old city is also remarkable). Ten kilometers from here, we appreciate the multiple faces of Benalmadena.
Paseo Marítimo 29016 Málaga
Paseo Marítimo el Pedregal 29017 ...
Calle Quitapenas 29017 Málaga